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West Indies refuse to tour Pakistan citing security concerns

The cricketing boycott within Pakistan seemed to have ended when Zimbabwe went on a short yet historic tour in the summer of 2015.

However, despite their massive efforts, the Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to successfully attract the best players in the world to play in Pakistan.

The terror-torn country has been deprived of cricket since the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009.

Pakistan has been playing a majority of their home matches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah since then.

A video released by the PCB earlier this year also failed to attract visiting cricketers to the country. More recently, the PCB’s efforts to bring in the World T20 champions, the West Indies to play T20 internationals in Pakistan also hasn’t materialized.

The PCB had even released the schedule of the tour due to take place in the month of September-October.The tour included 2 Tests, 5 ODIs, and 2 T20 internationals to be played spanning for over two months.However, with security concerns at a maximum, it seems as though the tour will be put on hold in the interim.

Khan in his statement said

We made an effort but the West Indies Cricket Board have refused to say they have security fears in Pakistan, so the full series will be played in the United Arab Emirates only.


Earlier this year, the PCB had approached the Afghanistan team to tour the country and play a series of One Day matches against the Pakistan ‘A’ team. However, in light of the Lahore blasts, the Afghan board called off the tour. 

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